Weekend trip to Copenhagen or Stockholm?

Old Mar 2nd, 2005, 03:27 PM
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Weekend trip to Copenhagen or Stockholm?

I am hoping to take a quick weekend trip from London in early June with a college-aged friend. The location partially depends on his interests, but I was thinking Stockholm or Copenhagen, as he has expressed an interest in both (actually, my first choice is probably Berlin, but I'm not sure he would be up for that, and I would probably want 4 days there anyway rather than not-quite three).

I would probably fly into city X, arriving in the center around noon or 1 pm, having all the rest of the day Friday, all day Saturday, and flying back very late Sunday. I could potentially squeeze an extra day in by leaving early Thursday or returning late Monday.

I'm just wondering if people prefer one over the other (or, Berlin above either)? My main interests are art, especially French Impressionism. I also enjoy palaces, gardens, castles, etc. I have heard both cities are beauitful as well, fun to walk around. I tend to move a little quickly when sightseeing but really prioritize the sights that interest me, but I also make sure to spend the amount of time I want at each sight.

Any thoughts? Thanks very much.
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Old Mar 3rd, 2005, 04:18 AM
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Old Mar 3rd, 2005, 04:46 AM
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Hi Joe,

Copenhagen is one of my favorite cities.

You can train to Roskilde for the Viking Ship Museum and the Cathedral where the Royal Family is buried.

You can also train to Hillerød to see the Frederiksborg Castle.

See http://wictor.dk/wictor/frederiksborg/frbslotGB.html

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Old Mar 3rd, 2005, 04:53 AM
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Well, Im a little biased, but I'd go to Copenhagen...

There are a few great museums:
Statens Museum for Kunst
The National Musuem
and the Ny Carksberg Glyptotek

Also there are plenty of castles, palaces and gardens thoughout the city.

Either place you go you won't have a ton of time to see everything of course, but will be a nice weekend trip away.

Is there anything in either city that either of you are really interested in seeing or doing? Perhaps a sight in one of them really stands out.

Good Luck on your decision!

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I would recommend Stockholm. I lived in Sweden for a bit and it's probably one of the most beautiful cities I have ever been to. There are some great museums- Viking and not, adn lots of great churches, castles, etc.

Either city will be nice though. Have fun.
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Old Mar 3rd, 2005, 05:18 AM
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Thanks so far. I am a bit bummed because Glyptotek is closed, but I did see the exhibition there in London, and some works are still on view.
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I would probably do Copenhagen - it's fun - but has less to do - and so is probably better for a weekend. I would be very frustrated trying to do Stockholm in a weekend - just way too much going on - needs more like 4/5 days plus day trips to really see it.
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Old Mar 4th, 2005, 12:41 PM
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I do like that Copenhagen might be a little more managable; a good point. Thanks. Any other thoughts?
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Another museum that I loved was the Thorvaldsen Museum (Copenhagen). I echo the recommendation to take the train to see Fredericksbourg Slot. Walking along that pedestrian street has lots of great people watching. Good restuarants in Nyhaven. I like both cities...I don't see how you can go wrong.
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Old Mar 4th, 2005, 02:33 PM
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Can you get smorrebrod in Stockholm?
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Old Mar 4th, 2005, 03:43 PM
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No, Ira, in Stockholm you can only get smörgåsbord.
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I'm an oldster but I will vote for
Copenhagen which has a charm of its own. Plenty of students around idled on Nyhavn.

Didn't know Glyptotek is closed. Why? Others have mentioned some sites, leaving out Christiana I see which might be just as well.

But Stockholm wouldn't disappoint you.
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Old Mar 5th, 2005, 04:22 AM
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Renovation until 2006.
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We are planning a week-end in Copenhagen and are looking for a good hotel downtown.

Which one can you recommend ???
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